Jan. 15th program
Yan Xu
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HI, ASQ Toronto Members, 
for some reason, our new website (this one) has some issues to post an new event. I used to post successfully,  but now, I do not have the options. Our headquarter is working on this. 

For monthly program, on Jan. 15, we will have a seminar. the details are as below: 


SpringHill Suites By Marriott Toronto / Vaughan

612 Applewood Crescent, Vaughan ON L4K4B4

T 905.695.9306  F 905.760.9907


The topic will be:
 "Exploring the new AIAG &VDA Guideline for FMEA- Expected Value and Tools for implementing"
Presented by Plato North America:
Mark Chambers- Director of Sales and Desmond Mahadeo, Program Manager.
Mr. Chambers brings over twenty-five years engineering consulting experience in the areas of quality risk management. He has supported some of the largest automotive companies in the world.

During his tenure he has consulted, advised and mentored clients on a broad range of risk management methodologies both at the operations level, manufacturing and engineering level on such topics as; Organizational and Operational Risk Management, APQP, Failure Modes Effects Analysis & Criticality Analysis (FMEA/FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA).  

Mr. Desmond Mahadeo is currently the Manager, Project Management at PLATO North America. He is Mechanical Engineer, Certified Quality Engineer (ASQ) and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He brings more than two decades of experience in Quality Management, Operations Management, Consulting and teaching and has served the Automotive Industry as well as other sectors from Manufacturing to Service and Distribution, Logistics and Warehousing

As the Past Deputy Regional Director (ASQ) for Canada, and the Chair Elect for the ASQ Toronto section, he had presented on Organizational Excellence, Risk Management and led workshops on Quality and Continuous Improvement.

Desmond is an active member representing Canada to the ISO Technical Committee TC279, that has published the Innovation Management System standard, ISO56002:2019,, and is currently contributing and collaborating on development of the Strategic Intelligence Management Standard, ISO 56006 to be published in 2021    

The presentation will provide an Overview  FMEA and its value, a look at the recently published AIAG/VDA Guideline and why we need to ensure that a transition plan is in place and also consider using tools to effectively achieve this. A software tool that is commercially available to enable this will be demonstrated.